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Coal India Stir Further Tightens Supply To Power Plants

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

A temporary fall in production of coal has exposed the vulnerability of the sector to supply by a single company, namely Coal India. This dependence is likely to continue until the time the sector is deregulated and price gap between imported and domestic coal exists. Read more…

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Categories: Coal, Power

Per Capita Power Consumption in India

August 16, 2011 Leave a comment

While the government has managed to record a sharp rise in electricity generation capacity of 40,131 MW during the twelfth plan period (2007-12)– highest in any plan period, India still ranks low in per capita consumption. Read more…

Categories: Data - Power, Power

Wind Power Market in India

A probable change in the incentives given to the Wind Power Sector in India has created waves across the industry.

Whether this will result in a drop in demand of wind farms and investment in the wind power segment needs to be seen. However, if it does result in drop in demand then it is sure to affect the wind turbine manufacturers in India as well as the global suppliers in India. Indian companies may then look to export wind turbines to the US and Europe where clean energy is expanding its footprint rapidly. Read more…

Categories: Data - Power, Power

Indian Growth Story Needs An Energetic Push

As we enter the last year of the 11th Five Year plan (2007-12) of the Indian economy, two tasks are primarily undertaken. One, assessment of the performance during the Five Year plan and setting up goals for the next Five Year plan.

A release by the Planning Commission reveals that India is expected to end the 11th plan period with about 8.2% GDP growth. This is below the target growth of 9%. However, Read more…

New Uranium Reserves in India Estimated at 1.5 lakh tonnes

India’s ambitious plans of increasing nuclear power generation at a rapid pace was earlier constrained due to lack of raw material supplies and high dependence on imports. With the sharp growth estimated in the new uranium reserves found in Andhra Pradesh, the fortunes of the nuclear power sector look bright.

Also, with the government in favour of developing this source of energy (in spite of the catastrophe in Japan), the share of nuclear power generation in India is set to rise. Read more…

Categories: Data - Power, Power

Higher power tariffs in peak hours

Power distribution companies in the country are estimated to have incurred a staggering loss of about Rs 70,000 crore in the last fiscal and the amount is expected to be as much as Rs 1,16,000 crore by 2014-15.

Raising concerns about the health of power distribution utilities, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has suggested introduction of different electricity tariffs for peak and off-peak hours. Read more…

State Electricity Boards: Weak Financial Health

State Electricity Boards have been the oldest organisations involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of power across the country. Although they have been  in the industry since India’s independence, these organisations continue to  face tumultuous times.

State Electricity Boards (SEBs) recorded a sharp erosion in their net worth over the past several years caused by high operational losses. Some of the reasons for the poor financial health are: Read more…

Categories: Power